Management


Managing Director

The new ZACL Managing Director is yet to be appointed therefore the Corporation Secretary has assumed the role of Acting Managing Director.

Ms. Agness Chaila

Director Airport Services

As the Director Airport Services, Ms. Agness Chaila has spent over a decade in the aviation industry. Having joined ZACL in 2002 as Assistant Airport Manager, she was soon promoted to the position Airport Manager in 2003.

In 2008 Ms. Chaila became the Planning and Business Development however in 2015 left the Corporation to join the Zambia Development Agency as Director Investments.

Ms. Chaila rejoined ZACL in 2016 as Director Airport Services responsible for business development, marketing and operations at the four international airports.

She is a holder of a Master’s Degree in International Economics and Political Relations obtained from the University of Economics in Poznan, Poland and is also specialized in International Trade.


Mr. Tapiwa Chikumbu

Director Finance

As the Director of Finance at Zambia Airports Corporation Limited, Mr. Tapiwa Chikumbu is a financial specialist that has over twenty years’ extensive experience in the industry. He has a demonstrated track record of financial controls and general management as well as leading the preparation and analysis of financial reports to manage and optimize the organisations’ resources. His proven expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process improvements continues to benefit the Corporation. His vast career has also provided him with experience in Aviation, Insurance, Banking, Agriculture and the Medical industry.

A graduate of Copperbelt University with a Bachelor of Accountancy, Mr Chikumbu additionally holds a Diploma in Project Management from the Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants (ACCA).and Zambia Institute of

Certified Accountants (ZICA).



Mrs. Maggie Banda Kaunda

Corporation Secretary

Mrs. Maggie Banda Kaunda has experience in the field of law spanning more than 10 years. She is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Zambia and a qualified Legal Practitioner. She also is a qualified Arbitrator, a Mediator and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade Law and Trade Policy. Having worked as Board Secretary for over 5 years in various institutions, she has vast experience in the area of Corporate Governance and Board matters. She has been serving as Corporation Secretary/Head of Legal, Procurement and Administration, Zambia Airports Corporation limited since November, 2012. Mrs. Kaunda is a Member of the Law Association of Zambia and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Her off-duty activities include reading, playing squash and baking.

Eng. Frank Chinambu

Director Air Navigation Services

Eng. Frank Chinambu has more than 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry, covering Aeronautical Telecommunication Engineering, Air traffic Management ,Quality Management . He holds a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunication Engineering. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Project Management. Eng. Chinambu has been serving as Director, Air Navigation Services, at Zambia Airports Corporation Limited since September, 2010.

Eng. Chinambu is a member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia and has served on a number of aviation industry Boards and Committees. Currently, he is a member of the CEO Africa Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Committee.


Mr. Gilford Malenji

Director Human Resources

As the Director of Human Resources at Zambia Airports Corporation Limited, Mr. Gilford Malenji has a wealth of knowledge for this position. He has over twenty (20) years hands-on experience in all aspects of Human Resources Management and Banking Operations at Senior Management and Strategic level. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Zambia in both Public Administration and Business Administration. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Glamorgan in the United Kingdom.

Gilford is a highly experienced human resource professional with extensive exposure gained in reputable local and international organisations. Prior to joining Zambia Airports Corporation Limited, he held the portfolios of Head Human Resources, Head Banking Operations and Senior Manager Projects at Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited (A member of the Standard Bank Group). He also worked for Zambia National Commercial Bank PLC and British American Tobacco as Human Resources specialist.

Gilford Malenji is the current President of the Airport Council International (ACI) Africa Human Resources Regional Working Group and Board Chairperson of the Zambia State Insurance Pension Trust Fund (ZSIPTF).